Eida Chareidis Releases Harsh Message Against Voting in Upcoming Knesset Election


Members of the Badatz Eida Chareidis, headed by HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita, have this week signed a harshly-worded letter prohibiting followers from participating in the upcoming election for 22nd Knesset.

This according to some represents the Eida ‘turning up the volume’ regarding its long-time opposition to participating in Israeli elections.

The letter adds that anyone participating in election is in actuality, fighting against the Torah HaKedosha and tradition.

“המשתתף בבחירות אלו נותן יד לפושעים ועליו לדאוג מאחריות השתתפותו בבית המינות, המחרף ומגדף מערכות אלוקים חיים. ולוחם נגד תורתינו הקדושה והמסורה”.

Signatories include Rav Weiss, Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch, HaGaon HaRav Ulman, HaGaon HaRav Rosenberger, HaGaon HaRav Yurovitz and HaGaon HaRav Fisher.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Kol Hakavod!
    May G d bless His great servants who are further carrying the torch of Rav Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar who fearlessly declared, based on Torah principles that voting is assur.
    The “mitzvah” of voting is very disturbing. One apikoros over another??
    May G d bless His Am Yisroel and may we be zocheh to greet Mashiach fast in our days.

  2. This ruling seems to be against the Maharam Shik 70 quoted by the Aim Habonim Samecha Perek 3,12. If they elect all poshim because the chareidim are not allowed to vote, there won’t be anyone to stop them from doing anything they want against the Torah.

  3. May G d bless them!
    Thank G d we’re not in a desert yet and still have some great leaders with spine that are fearless of the Zionist propoganda and state their holy psak.

  4. Speak for yourselves!!!! This is Your Das Torah!! Our Das Torah say, going out to vote Gimmel is strengthening and protecting Torah. Voting doesn’t mean, you agree with the State and we know exactly who they are and that is why it is more important that Gimmel gets as many seats as possible to Protect Torah. Their inappropriate attack targeting those Jews who do vote for Gimmel are totally irresponsible. Hashem ReRachem Alenu!!!